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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A dark Belgian-style stout with notes of spice, coffee, chocolate & oak The 13th Hour Is The Witching Hour and a time when strange brews can occur With 13 ingredients, we combine the roasted chocolate and coffee notes of a stout with the complex spicy character of a Belgian-style ale aged in oak for a dark, robust, and bewitching brew.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangerred (936) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a decent one finger dark tan head. Pretty good head retention and lacing taking the abv into consideration. The aroma threw me off a little bit. Instead of a chocolatey, roasty, stout aroma I get hit with some perfumy, funky, Belgian notes. Almost reminds me of a Flanders red or something. Quite floral with a little bit of dark fruit. Not bad but just a little odd. This carries over into the flavor. Lots of fig and cherries along with just the slightest bit of funk. About halfway through and towards the finish, a little bit of light chocolate tries to come through but it is very faint. There are also some banana and bubblegum yeasty esters. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but also quite sticky. Overall, I really was expecting more stout characteristics with this beer. This screams Flanders red or Oud Brun more than Belgian ale. It is all just a bit rough around the edges and a bit weak.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1434) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Launch Party. Black with off-white head. Aromas of chocolate, light tart notes, light oak. Tastes of chocolate, oak, light licorice, herbs, light tart dark fruit and wine. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5849) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"Interesting belgian-ish style stout. Has elements of a stout and a Belgian...light roast, chocolate, dark fruit and spice. The x factor here is Sam Adams special yeast, causing juuuust a bit of twang in the aroma and flavor, and adding a unique level of tart apple like complexity."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (381) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Wow. This is a great beer. Poured from a bottle. Great color (dark brown) low head, sharp bourbon flavor, smooth, just the right ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (935) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Medium mahogany color, medium off white head. Complex aroma, of fruit, grape and syrup smell. Medium body with a complex flavor and a medium flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (696) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
An interesting aroma of spice, Belgian yeast, and a hint of coffee. Dark brown color no head. A sweet taste of spice, banana and coffee with a watery feel and a tart spicy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
teemoney (77) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Poured from bottle into chalice. Dark brown color with soapy tan head. Smells of sweet dark fruit and a little spice and belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells, with some oak barrel character as well. A little bit of lingering bitterness. Feel is medium- thin and crisp. So basically, this beer is really just like a belgian quad. I don’t get any of the chocolate/ coffee stout notes that are listed in the description (edit: just tiny bit after it warms a little, but not much). I actually like it though, and I rated it objectively rather than going by the description. I think if they just called it a Dark Belgian Ale it would make more sense.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2405) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is faint chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is light roasted malts, chocolate. I was expecting more complex.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (873) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark docter pepper pour with a big off white head. Raisin, spice, oak, cherry chocolate, coffee, dried figs. Medium body. Acidic, sourness throughout. Dried fruits all the way. Nice but not my style

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours black/dark brown with a taller khaki head that settles to a thick film/ring and leaves some soapy lace. Nose involves marshmallows soaked in bad wine with a dash of cocoa. Quite sweet, fairly tart, sort of bitter. Full body, soft, oily, finishing oaky and dry. I don’t think I like this very much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1961) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Keith. Nose is chewy raisins and dried fruit. Pour is a light brown with red highlights. Taste is a dried fruit roll up with raisins and cherry. Actually good.


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